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Septemeber 2012

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: National Hispanic Heritage Month

Chart Data

Hispanic Labor Force by State

Hispanic or Latino labor force as a percent of total, by state, annual averages, 2011
State Hispanic or Latino labor force as a percent of total Total civilian labor force Hispanic or Latino labor force

New Mexico

42.0 927,000 389,000

Texas

36.4 12,449,000 4,527,000

California

35.9 18,377,000 6,593,000

Arizona

28.6 3,021,000 863,000

Nevada

23.0 1,376,000 316,000

Florida

21.2 9,293,000 1,971,000

New Jersey

19.5 4,590,000 896,000

Colorado

16.6 2,738,000 454,000

New York

15.2 9,476,000 1,444,000

Illinois

13.2 6,559,000 865,000

Idaho

11.3 769,000 87,000

District of Columbia

10.9 348,000 38,000

Utah

10.6 1,337,000 142,000

Connecticut

10.0 1,916,000 192,000

Rhode Island

10.0 559,000 56,000

Nebraska

9.7 1,009,000 98,000

Washington

8.4 3,452,000 291,000

Georgia

8.3 4,743,000 392,000

Maryland

8.1 3,090,000 251,000

Delaware

8.1 446,000 36,000

Oregon

7.8 2,005,000 156,000

Massachusetts

7.6 3,458,000 263,000

North Carolina

7.6 4,631,000 350,000

Virginia

7.4 4,229,000 315,000

Hawaii

7.3 668,000 49,000

Wyoming

7.1 308,000 22,000

Kansas

7.1 1,500,000 106,000

Oklahoma

5.8 1,768,000 102,000

Arkansas

5.6 1,364,000 76,000

Iowa

5.1 1,667,000 85,000

Wisconsin

5.0 3,089,000 155,000

Pennsylvania

4.7 6,395,000 300,000

Alaska

4.3 370,000 16,000

Indiana

4.2 3,201,000 136,000

Minnesota

4.0 2,954,000 119,000

Louisiana

3.9 2,054,000 81,000

Michigan

3.9 4,658,000 180,000

South Carolina

3.7 2,167,000 81,000

Tennessee

3.5 3,142,000 110,000

Kentucky

3.4 2,055,000 69,000

Missouri

3.1 3,070,000 95,000

Alabama

3.0 2,224,000 67,000

Ohio

2.9 5,765,000 166,000

South Dakota

2.5 443,000 11,000

Mississippi

2.3 1,348,000 31,000

Montana

2.0 503,000 10,000

New Hampshire

1.9 737,000 14,000

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics | Chart

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